On Friday, March 1, Councilwoman Nury Martinez released a statement following the unanimous vote in support of her motion to secure $250,000 for a Four-Week "Pothole Blitz" in the City of Los Angeles.
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Friday, March 1, 2019
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Councilwoman Nury Martinez Secures $250,000 and Resources for "Pothole Blitz" in the City of Los Angeles
A Four-Week Blitz to Repair Potholes on Streets Across Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA - A motion authored by Councilwoman Nury Martinez to secure $250,000 for a four-week “pothole blitz” passed the Los Angeles City Council this morning. Following the unanimous vote, Councilwoman Martinez released the following statement:
“Although it's barely March, Los Angeles has already received the amount of rain typical over a 12-month period. Consequently, our residents have reported a remarkable 3,911 pothole repair requests in January alone. Well, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. It's time for us to address the pothole emergency head-on because it not only impacts our roads but the safety of our residents as well. That is why I authored a motion in order to secure funding and resources for a four-week 'pothole blitz.' During this time, crews with the Bureau of Street Services will proactively identify pothole locations across our City and then get to work to immediately repair them. March 9 - 10 will be the first of the four weekends."
Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the Sixth Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.